Better to Reign in Hell, Than Serve in Heaven

Jen Ray Exhibiting at Haus am Lützowplatz
Posted by Gestalten—09/2013

Jen Ray's first institutional solo exhibition can now be seen at Haus am Lützowplatz in Berlin. On show are her large-format colored drawings that transport viewers into a surreal universe where Amazonian women rule, militants move across dystopian landscapes, and magic spaces are occupied by rebels and provocateurs. The figures in her artwork, who are surrounded by a vast, white nothingness, clearly reflect a distance to and arrogance towards the larger world. The post-apocalyptic scenes set a haunting mood suggestive of a turbulent landscape on a distant planet.

“You can look at us if you want but you don’t have to look at us. We’re not doing this for you and what you think of us has nothing to do with who we really are.” — Jen Ray  

Jen Ray was trained as an artist from 1991-1995, at Winthorp University, Rock Hill, South Carolina. Afterwards she moved to Atlanta, Georgia and later to New York City. Since 2005, she lives and works in Berlin with growing international recognition.

Available at the exhibition: Ain't We Got Fun, Jen Ray's monograph published by Gestalten.

Ain't We Got Fun

Posted by Gestalten—10/2012
The magical surrealism of Jen Ray.
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Jen Ray

Cars are a girl's best friend
Posted by Gestalten—09/2009

When a large Amazonian woman pulls up in a revved-up vehicle blasting diabolical music, don't run away! It's just the powerful work of visual artist Jen Ray.

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The Great Wide Open

New Outdoor and Landscape Photography
Posted by Angie—02/2015

“The new outdoor culture is a renewed sense of freedom and the spirit of adventure.”

Jeffrey Bowman reveals how he came about working on “The Outsiders” with Gestalten and his story behind the book
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

Mzin

Leipzig — Zentrum West
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

February Shop of the Month

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Karlo – A Superfamily by Sofie Beier

Read Our Full Interview with Font Designer Sofie Beier about Her Approach to Type Design and Inspiration for Karlo
Posted by Gestalten—01/2015

Recent Book Releases

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The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

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